London ,
04
March
2016
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17:25
Europe/London

Camden wins Transport Borough of the Year Award

Last night (Thursday 3 March) Camden Council was recognised with not one but two awards for our innovative approach to transport at the 2016 London Transport Awards.

Camden was nominated in five categories and won the prestigious Transport Borough of the Year Award and the award for Contribution to Sustainable Transport.

The London Transport Awards recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives in London.

Camden was recognised for our achievements in promoting sustainable transport methods in the Borough, which include introducing London’s first bus and cycle only main road – and our work in prioritising walking and cycling across Camden. We were also recognised for our freight consolidation initiative, a partnership project with the London Borough of Enfield and London Borough of Islington.

Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning said:

“I’m glad that Camden has been formally recognised for our leadership and work in transport innovation – most notably with the Transport Borough of the Year Award.

“The award is a testament to the council’s hard work and effort over several years, and the big changes we have made by prioritising walking, cycling and public transport.

“We continue to get strong support for the local community for our progressive approach and hopefully other boroughs will copy us and help make transport across London much more environmentally sustainable.

Camden was also highly commended in the category of Most Effective Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement Project for our work on the Holborn Circus scheme which was a joint project with the City of London.